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Baseball

● Martinez Evans Little League Baseball is now open for children ages 4 through 18 to sign up for its spring season. Deadline for wee ball, tee ball and coach pitch is March 15. For additional information or to register, visit www.mellbaseball.org.

Basketball

Golf

.● The First Annual Sgt. John F. Burner Golf Scramble will be held at Gordon Lakes Golf Course on Fort Gordon on Friday. Teams will be composed of four people, and will follow a scramble format. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., with lunch at the clubhouse at 11. A shotgun start is scheduled at noon, if less than 40 players, traditional start. Prizes will be awarded for Par 3 hole-in-one, closest to the pin, longest drive and putt for cash contest. Cost is $40 per person, and includes green fee, cart, club rental and lunch. All proceeds benefit A Soldier’s Child Birthday Foundation. To register, e-mail jvburner @hotmail.com.

● The Golfweek Amateur Tour will start its seventh season on Saturday at Pointe South Golf Club. This year’s Augusta schedule includes four major tournaments and one day visits to Hounds- lake Country Club, Bartram Trail Golf Club, The Patriot at Grand Harbor, Gordon Lakes Golf Club, Tara Golf Club and Monticello Golf Club. Tournament format is gross stroke play, with USGA rules in effect. Cost for the Tour is $85 for a seasonal membership, which includes a gift bag and Tour packet, and allows members to play in local tournaments, as well as other Golfweek Tour events around the country. Cost for single-day events range from $65 to $90, which includes cart and green fees, range balls and prizes. Golfers who qualify receive invitations to the 2013 Golfweek Amateur Golf Tour Championship at Hilton Head, S.C. For additional information, contact Phil Robinson at (706) 414-1170.

● USSSA Junior Golf is holding registration for its tour for boys and girls ages 9-18. Register at usssa.com or contact Bob Howard at gmoose75@yahoo.com

Miscellaneous

● The Boy Scouts of America Georgia-Carolina Council will hold a fund-raising event with Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith on March 21 at the Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites in downtown Augusta. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m., and the dinner will start at 7. Cost is $250 for one guest, $500 for two guests, $1,250 for five guests and $2500 for 10 guests. Reservations must be submitted by March 15. For more information, call (706) 733-5277 or visit www.gacacouncil.org.

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, 725 Broad St., Augusta, GA 30901, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number is (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

● The Augusta Metros Elite team is looking for girls in grades 9-10 and boys in grades 8-10 for the upcoming AAU season. For information, call Peabody at (706) 495-9244 or Valerie Rogers at (706) 990-9480.

● The Great Wesley Chase 5K run and walk will be held March 16. Race day registration for the event starts at 8 a.m. Cost is $25 for adult registration. Cost for striders, students and military is $17. Cost for the kids half-mile is $12. For additional information, contact Patty Gilbert at patty@welseyumc.net.

● The Augusta Amateur Soccer Futsal League will run through March 16 on Saturdays at the Patriots Park gym. A team must have a minimum of eight players and maximum of 12. The cost for returning teams from the outdoor league is $550 or $700 for a new team. For additional information, contact Justin Goolsby at aaslfutsal@yahoo.com or call Ricky Sanders at (706) 691-7242.

● The CSRA Force girls fastpitch teams are looking for players ages 10-under and 12-under for next year’s teams. For information, call Wayne Wilson for the 10-under team at (706) 564-5357, and Kathy Guin for the 12-under team at (706) 401-1820.

● A 10-under fast-pitch team needs players for the 2013 season. Players must be 10 and under by Jan. 1. For information, call Tamara Tate at (706) 951-4362 or Linda Bobo at (706) 627-8803.

● Newman Tennis Center will play host to an after-school program for children ages 4-17. Cost will be $120 monthly for children ages 13-17, including one free private lesson, $72 monthly for one class per week or $20 per clinic. Cost for children ages 7-12 will be $80 monthly, including one free private lesson, $50 monthly for one class per week or $15 per clinic. Cost will be $60 twice a week for children ages 4-6 including one free private lesson, $40 monthly for one class per week or $12 per clinic. For more information, contact Newman Tennis Center at (706) 821-1600.

● USSSA Junior Golf is holding registration for its tour for boys and girls ages 9-18. For information or to register e-mail Bob Howard at gmoose75@yahoo.com or go to at usssa.com.

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